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lite pin strike on primer. cannot figure what is wrong. Help!
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Been discussed many times before, here's one of the last discussions, all fixes are in the FAQs sticky.

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how much should I take off hammer face. tried it once and pin got stuck. replaced spring, hammer., trigger ext. and pin spring. Transfer bars are like hens teeth.
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.060" pin extension should be fine, I've gone to .063" for large rifle primed chamberings, Numrich has T-bars. Did you replace the hammer spring with a Wolff EP, or OEM spring? Wolff EP is better.

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how do I measure pin length. I know To use a caliper. where is the other reference point from the pin?
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I used their spring. Btw t bars ng @ Numrich
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how do I measure pin length. I know To use a caliper. where is the other reference point from the pin?
Use the face of the breach. Take the barrel off the receiver. Use the tail end of your caliper to measure the pin protrusion.

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As long as your t-bar isn't broken it should be ok. I would check for crud in the firing pin hole. Pull the pin and spring out and clean with a Q-tip.

Real trucks dont have spark plugs.
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put shorter faced hammer in. If I drop the hammer slowly there is a noticeable difference in firing pin protrusion from just letting the hammer fall. Any advice? btw thanks to all so far.
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